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What’s the Difference Between Botox, Dysport & Xeomin?
Most people use the term Botox to refer to any injectable that temporarily “freezes” wrinkles in the face – but this is actually just the brand name of one of a handful of products on the market that all contain the same active ingredient Botulinum Type A Formulations.
Botox, however, was actually the first botulinum approved for use in the US by the FDA in 2002, to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
It wasn’t until seven years later that another Botulinum Type A, Dysport, was approved for the same purpose in 2009. Then in 2011 the 3rd such product, Xeomin, was FDA approved. And while all 3 brands work on reducing wrinkles, there are some significant differences between the three brands.
What Works Faster: Botox, Dysport or Xeomin?
Dysport works the fastest, peaking sooner, with patients feeling its effects within 1 -2 days. However this is not necessarily a good thing, as a more gradual onset is more comfortable than a sudden “freezing”.
Xeomin has the most gradual onset, which means the “freeze” comes on the most gently – but you have to wait longer to see results.
Botox strikes a happy medium, working in 1-3 days, while still not being as sudden as Dysport.
All 3 brands reach their maximal effects in 2-3 weeks, and all three also generally work faster in women than in men.
What Lasts Longer: Botox, Dysport or Xeomin?
Most doctors report that generally all three last from 3 to 6 months. However, some studies have that found that Botox may last longer than Dysport.
Additionally, Dysport has been shown to “drift” or diffuse more than Botox once it is injected. This “drifting” causes and increased risk of an accidental droopy eyelid or unintentional relaxation of a neighboring muscle due to the diffusion of the Dysport.
What costs more: Botox, Dysport or Xeomin?
When considering price, it is important to understand that Dysport, is measured differently than Botox and Xeomin. All three are sold by the unit, but 1 unit of Botox and/or Xeomin is equivalent to 2.5 to 3 units of Dysport.
So while Dysport is generally less expensive “per unit” it takes 2 to 3 times as many units – typically making it more expensive.
Prices for Botox and Xeomin are generally comparable to each other.
Overall, patients generally average 20 units of Xeomin or Botox per visit, versus 40 units of Dysport.
Dr. Ali Prefers Botox
Due to its longstanding usage in the medical community, as well as the reasons stated above, Dr. Ali chooses to offer Botox injections at his Birmingham, MI MedSpa.
Doctor Ali has helped hundreds of women and men in Oakland County and Southeast Michigan look younger and more refreshed with Botox injenctions.
Birmingham MI’s Best Botox
Dr. Ali is a double board certified plastic surgeon, and an experienced Botox specialist. He will take the time to understand your appearance goals, assess your facial and skin condition, and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Birmingham double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best technologies in Botox, facials fillers, line fillers, lip fillers and wrinkle and line reduction. Schedule a consultation to see if Botox is right for you.
Then relax in our Birmingham MedSpa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!